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Fleetwood Mac - Madison Blues - 2CD Digi

£9.99 GBP
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Fleetwood Mac made it big twice over: first as young kings of the late 1960’s British blues boom – blues fanatics who nonetheless made the pop charts with a batch of memorable songs penned by founder Peter Green. Then secondly, as the band that  with its Rumours album Californian line-up, tapped into a whole new market in the mid-1970’s which became known as AOR - adult oriented rock.

The music here on the double CD Madison Blues is from a pivotal eighteen months in Mac’s history as it lost its original if-it-ain’t-blues-we-don't-wanna-know attitude and looked to its own songwriters - and America’s West Coast sound - for inspiration.

After Peter Green’s exit in May 1970 the rest of the band bravely decided to carry on as a 4-piece, and so rented an oast house called Kiln House to try and ‘get it together in the country

Christine McVie joined, and one of the stand-out songs, ‘Station Man’, would endure for Mac in the bleak years before they moved to California in 1974 where they struck gold with their eponymous white album and then Rumours. ‘Station Man’ eventually found its way into the live set-list of the Buckingham/Nicks line-up and listening to it again here you can hear why: in there, as far back as 1970, are some trademarks of the Rumours sound: three-voice harmonies, in-song tempo changes and ringing guitar sounds. Similarly, ‘The Purple Dancer’ and ‘Jewel Eyed Judy’ showcase a vocal harmonies and melodic sense of things to come for Fleetwood Mac many miles down the line.

 

Tracks 1-4 Studio Demos 1969

Christine Perfect Band.

Christine Perfect: Vocals/Piano.

Top Topham: Guitar.

Rick Hayward: 2nd Guitar.

Martin Dunsford: Bass.

Chris Harding: Drums.

 

Fleetwood Mac

Tracks 5-9 Studio/Live - 1970

Christine McVie Perfect: Vocals/Piano.

Danny Kirwan: Vocals,Guitar.

Jeremy Spencer: Vocal,Guitar.

John McVie: Bass.

Mick Fleetwood: Drums.

 

Tracks 10-16 Live In Concert 1970

Christine McVie Perfect: Vocals/Piano.

Danny Kirwan: Vocals,Guitar.

Jeremy Spencer: Vocal,Guitar.

John McVie: Bass.

Mick Fleetwood: Drums.

 

 

  1. Crazy About You (Can't Hold Out Much Longer) 51
  2. Down at the Crown 04
  3. Tell Me All the Things You Do 50
  4. Station Man 48
  5. Purple Dancer 02
  6. Station Man 22
  7. Crazy About You (Can't Hold Out Much Longer) 23
  8. One Together 43
  9. I Can't Stop Loving Her 49
  10. Lonely Without You 21
  11. Tell Me All the Things You Do 57
  12. Jewel-Eyed Judy 03
  13. Hey Baby 33
  14. It's You I Miss 44
  15. Gone into the Sun 42
  16. Tell Me You Need Me     3.41

 

 

  1. Madison Blues 05
  2. Purple Dance 25
  3. Open the Door 19
  4. Preaching Blues 29
  5. Dust My Broom 39
  6. Get Like You Used to Be 49
  7. Don't Go, Please Stay 15
  8. Station Man 13
  9. I'm On My Way 07
  10. Jailhouse Rock 29
  11. The King Speaks 29
  12. Teenage Darlin' 25
  13. Honey Hush 34

 

 

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